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17 Days in Tanzania

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 17 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 99 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 16500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 16500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

The National Park Gate (1,830m) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Huts (2,700m) The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest of Mt. Kilimanjaro. There is a rich bird life at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well (3-5 hours walking).

Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon open out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720m). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very spectacular; the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and there is a real sense of being above the clouds (5-7 hours walking).

Day 3: Acclimatization at Horombo

Acclimatization day at Horombo Huts, a visit to the foot of Mawenzi peak past the Zebra Rock for acclimatization. Picnic Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,750m) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final before a very night (5-6 hours walking)!

Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak Horombo Hut

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 12 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman's Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree, but there are some well - graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman's Point (5,685m) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo for the night (11-15 hours walking).

Day 6: Horombo Hut – Gate – Arusha

We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gate. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contract the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied Kilimanjaro is (5-6 hours walking). Drive to Arusha for Dinner and Overnight at Songota Lodge.

Day 7: Arusha - Manyara

Depart for Lake Manyara with you picnic lunch, you will reach Manyara after 3 hrs Full Day Game drive in the park until later in the evening drive to Kiboko Tented Lodge (two nights) for Dinner and Over night.

Days 8-9: Manyara - Lake Natron

Depart from Lake Manyara via Engaruka ruins with number of stops to Lake Natron. The 2-3hrs driving will give you a great experience of the Volcano and the Rift valley scenery, Maasai life and the history of Engaruka Ruins. The walking/hiking tour will will be done to Ngaresero river including a visit to the flamingo nest lake. Overnight at Lake Natron Tented Camp (2 nights).

Days 10-11: Lake Natron - Serengeti

Depart from The Lodge via Klein's Gate to The Serengeti - Tanzania's most celebrated game reserve encompassing vast savannah, rocky outcrop and Seronera river valley forest. The Serengeti is vast, and the wildlife, both resident and migratory, is abundant. The Serengeti ecology will never be the same, whenever you give a visit to this amazing land you will always see the differences. Two nights at the Seronera & Lobo Wildlife Lodges.

Day 12: Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Just After Sunrise Game drive and bush breakfast, with game drive en route to the Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai to discover the history of first Man history to leave in the world over two hundred millions ago.Thereafter you will break for your picnic lunch then depart to Ngorongoro Sopa lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Ngorongoro – Lake Eyasi

Early breakfast at 6:00am then dramatic descent down the Crater floor for a full day (with picnic lunch) on the Crater floor. Later in the Afternoon depart to lake Eyasi. Dinner Overnights at the Momoya camp.

Day 14: Lake Eyasi – Eyasi

Early breakfast then move out for Bushmen, the only tribe (Hadzabe) remain in communism age, live in the Savannah bush land of Lake Eyasi, hunting, eat fruits and roots, They live in small groups and share everything from meat to roots, they don’t construct houses and some live under big trees/caves. Their favorite meat is baboon. You will participate on the morning hunting together with your guide. Dinner and Overnight at momoya Campsite.

Day 15: Eyasi - Tarangire

Wakeup early in the morning go out for hunting with the Bushmen.Most they do use arrows and bows for hunting the animals and birds later at 10:00am you will break for bush breakfast then depart to Tarangire Sopa Lodge with game en route for dinner and overnight.

Day 16: Tarangire park – Tarangire

Full day game drives with picnic lunch. The elephants have a fascinating way of communicating with subtle interactions, which your Guide will be able to point out and share with you. Early evening ethno-botanical walks from camp, with local Maasai a night Game drive and Bush barbecue at remote area away from camp, deep in the wilderness. Drive Arusha for Dinner and Overnight Kigongoni Camp.

Day 17: Tarangire Park - Arusha

After breakfast depart to Arusha with game drive en route.Enjoy the great time of birds morning song with a great view of sunrise. Arrive at Arusha at 1:00pm for town tour and great gift shopping from our local shops.Doing so is also among the way to support African local people. Dinner and overnight at out post Lodge.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Return transfer from the airport
- Full Board Accommodations while on Safari and trekking
- Bed and Breakfast accommodations before and after trekking/safari

About This Supplier
Location: Tanzania
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2007

M17459 is a family company owned by brother and sister. M17459 was established since 2005 with their services within three east African countries, that is Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We are tour operators dealing with trekking, safaris, beach holidays and cultural tours. We are experts for your dreams in discovering...

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